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Fabulous Santo Domingo Mosaic Inlay Turquoise Bead Necklace, Mary Tafoya

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Fabulous Santo Domingo Mosaic Inlay Turquoise Bead Necklace, Mary Tafoya

$1,099.99

Big Bold Contemporary Santo Domingo inlaid multi shell necklace and turquoise bead necklace, handmade by Santo Domingo artist, Mary Tafoya. Length: 19 inches. Item #6682

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Unique one-of-a-kind folksy multigem inlay necklace created by world reknown Mary Tafoya. Mary's colorful abstract jewelry has become a favorite of many Native American jewelry lovers.

This necklace is made up of 5 hand made inlaid mosaic pendants attached to a 19-inch turquoise bead necklace. Each of the 5 pendants measure about 2-7/8 inches long by 1-3/8 inch wide. Mary's signature "Conus" shells sit at the top of each pendant - she uses the very top of the shell, that makes it look like a button

Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included with your purchase.

About the artist: Mary Tafoya learned her jewelry making techniques from her parents, by helping them string beads. She says that the old style Thunderbird necklaces inlaid on battery casings or records, that were sold during the depression era along highways or on the plaza in Santa Fe were the inspiration for her work. Using natural stones, shells and turquoise, her designs are free form inlay where no two pieces are alike. Sometimes due to the detail of her work, people think her designs are painted, but they are in fact the natural colors of her materials that have been intricately inlaid.